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Leon Alberti - On Painting - 9780140433319 - KKD0004793
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On Painting

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Description for On Painting Paperback. Alberti`s "Della Pittura" was the first modern analytical study of painting. A systematic description of the one-point perspective construction, it was designed to persuade both patron and painter in the Renaissance to discard the old tastes in painting for the new. Translator(s): Grayson, Cecil. Num Pages: 112 pages, 6 line drawings. BIC Classification: ACN; AFC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 8. Weight in Grams: 90. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear
Artist, architect, poet and philosopher, Leon Battista Alberti revolutionized the history of art with his theories of perspective in On Painting (1435). Inspired by the order and beauty inherent in nature, his groundbreaking work sets out the principles of distance, dimension and proportion; instructs the painter on how to use the rules of composition, representation, light and colour to create work that is graceful and pleasing to the eye; and stipulates the moral and artistic pre-requisites of the successful painter. On Painting had an immediate and profound influence on Italian Renaissance artists including Ghiberti, Fra Angelico and Veneziano and on ... Read more

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About Leon Alberti
Leon Battista Alberti was the archetype of the Renaissance 'universal man'. Bron in Genoa in 1404, he belonged to one of the wealthy merchant-banker families of Florence, and was sent to boarding school in Padua where he received a classical Latin education. Graduating in canon law from the University of Bologna, he subsequently entered the service of the ... Read more

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